Innovation Accounting

Joe Vallone, a senior consultant at Scaled Agile and an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer, sits down with us to talk innovation accounting. “All companies want to be innovative, but nobody wants to pay for it.” The cost, he reminds us, is steep and measured in time not money. After comparing innovations and heavy investments from the past (Post-WWII and the SR21 Blackbird) and the present (Tesla and self-driving cars), Vallone touches on how innovation accounting fits into SAFe 4.6 and emphasizes the importance of leading indicators over traditional lagging indicators like net-present value, which were invented in a time of homogenous systems where variability was predictable.

Accenture | SolutionsIQ’s Adam Mattis hosts at SAFe Summit 2018 in Washington, D.C.